Houston Astros: It’s time for the mid-season awards

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 10: Jose Altuve #27 of Houston Astros rests his hat and glove in the dugout before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 10: Jose Altuve #27 of Houston Astros rests his hat and glove in the dugout before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 02: Myles Straw #26 of the Houston Astros dives into home plate to score a run ahead of a tag from Nick Hundley #3 of the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning at the Oakland Coliseum on June 2, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 02: Myles Straw #26 of the Houston Astros dives into home plate to score a run ahead of a tag from Nick Hundley #3 of the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning at the Oakland Coliseum on June 2, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /

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Myles Straw: Avg. 300, 3 RBI, 9 BB, 4 SB, 11 R, 15 H, 4 2B, 2 3B,  OPS .787, SLG% .380

The Flash isn’t just a comic book character, he’s an up and coming rookie for the Houston Astros. He goes by the name of Myles Straw a 24-year-old out of St. Johns River Community College. Myles Straw has been a part of some big runs and really is neck-and-neck in deserving this honor. He has done everything the Astros Skipper has asked of him in 2019.

Myles Straw came up and his primary position was in the outfield. With recent injury issues, he has been turned into a platooning SS and has done quite well. Shortstop isn’t a position you just throw players into, especially a rookie, but a combination of his quick feet and glove to hand skills, it seemed like the transition wouldn’t be that difficult.

His speed has been astounding. In one game, it took him only 11 seconds to go from first to home. His speed actually got him in trouble a little bit, when in his gazelle-like scamper he missed third. Some would say its a rookie mistake, but I think it’s his raw speed that got the best of him.

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That is a rare feat, but his feet for sure have given this young speedster an advantage. When all of the players come back from injury, Myles Straw is making it very hard for the club to option him back to the minors. Look for Myles Straw to contribute with this club all season long.

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